Doing a home inventory is something that everyone should do. Why not do it when you’re already dealing with all of your stuff anyways, like when you’re moving? Checkout this article on how and why you should take a home inventory. We hope it helps you see everything you have!
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While you pack for that move, even if it’s just across town, take a home inventory of your possessions. We know what you’re thinking: Why make the moving process any more complicated? But a little more work now will save you time and effort should you ever have to file a home insurance claim.
Why do the inventory now? Because most people evaluate their possessions when they move — in hopes of pruning the amount of stuff that goes into the boxes. That makes it a great time to do inventory.
What is a home inventory?
A home inventory lists your home’s contents, descriptions of the items, dates of purchase, their cost at time of purchase, make, model and estimated current value. It serves as a guide to understanding and protecting what you own. An inventory works with your home insurance coverage to protect your possessions, whether they’re stored in or out of your home.
If you don’t already have a home inventory, you’re in the minority of American homeowners. According to a 2012 poll by the Insurance Information Institute, 61 percent of U.S. homeowners have a home inventory.
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